Von Mucke analyzes the three-dimensional vivification
of the arabesque in "Ligeia" as a form of cultural anxiety.
The role of the comic plot in facilitating comprehension lies in its vivification
of a structural formula that simplifies complex issues by reducing them to a predictable size, shape, progression, and outcome.
Palladio's church of the Redentore is one exception: its interior epitomizes the 'interplay of infinite ramification' of smooth and rough; Palladio's proportional ratios are significant not in themselves but because 'they helped him to transmit his high emotion for the vivification
of wall space'.
Echoes from the hidden script of The Winter's Tale and the vivification
of Hermione thus function not only ironically but in complicity with the more cryptic maneuvers of the poem.
In order to lay their cases, they used highly contentious language, outright dissimulation, and arguments that ran from rapprochement to vivification
Without that ultimate vivification
- which the poet or other artist alone can give - reality would seem incomplete, and science, democracy, and life itself, finally in vain.
By understanding the Spirit's activity as inhabitation, enhancement of community, and vivification
, Gregory overcomes the dualistic understanding of the Spirit regnant among the philosophers of his time, and at the same time reconciles biblical statements regarding the activity of the Spirit with interpretations of Plato's cosmology.
Erickson referred to this bringing to life of memories, ideas, emotions, and previously hidden capacities as vivification
The broader sense of "changed mind," however, reminds us that a full-orbed theological conception of Christian repentance must recognize that mortification is only one side of the reality of repentance, the negative condition of its positive dimension--namely, vivification
in Confessions is about the historicity underlying the representation, about the conflicting meanings that reside beneath the surface of the superhero costume in fiction films and the inherent contradictions of the superhero costume in reality.
My study, however, does not presuppose a female reader; rather, I assume that the vivification
devices are potentially effective for male and female readers.
My point is to isolate within my own tradition an opening to the expansion and vivification
of imagination and conscience needed to turn the resources of this particular tradition toward its most humane and global expression.